LEZ: Where and when

Where it operates

Enter a street name, postcode or landmark in the search box to see its location in relation to the charging zones. View zones to show/hide their areas. To see if an address is inside or outside the zones, use the postcode search instead.

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Enter a postcode to see if it's inside one or more of the charging zones. Results will not be displayed on the map.

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Click View zones to also check the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and DVS zones.

ULEZ, LEZ and DVS operate in the same area, but they are different schemes. The area covers all London boroughs and the City of London.

Charging times

  • Congestion Charge (CC): Operates 07:00-18:00 Monday-Friday, 12:00-18:00 Saturday-Sunday and bank holidays. No charge between Christmas Day and New Year's Day bank holiday (inclusive)
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ): Operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Low Emission Zone (LEZ): Operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Safety Permit: Operates at all times for lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight

Find out more about paying the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and LEZ, and learn more about DVS.

All roads within Greater London, those at Heathrow and parts of the M1 and M4 are included. However, the M25 is not included (even where it passes within the GLA boundary). Look out for signs at the boundary and side of the road to see where LEZ applies. Find out more about the road signs and how the LEZ works.

Driving in central London

The LEZ is not the same as the Congestion Charge zone in Central London and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

If you drive within the charging zone during the times listed above, you may need to pay the Congestion Charge and/or Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), even if you meet the LEZ emissions standards or have paid the daily LEZ charge.

LEZ charges do not apply to vehicles when they're parked within the zone and not driving.

Heavy goods vehicles, vans and other specialist vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), as well as buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes GVW that meet the new Euro VI (NOx and PM) standards already in operation in the ULEZ, do not have to pay an additional ULEZ charge. The Euro VI (NOx and PM) LEZ emissions standard is a London-wide requirement.

Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit

If you drive an HGV over 12 tonnes in Greater London at any time you will need an HGV Safety Permit to show that your vehicle meets the new Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Vehicles without a permit will be subject to a penalty charge notice. Applying for a permit is free.

Find out more about the DVS for HGVs.

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